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US Treasury sanctions Ravin Academy

Updated on 2022-11-11: Ravin Academy

PwC has published additional threat intelligence on Ravin Academy, the Iranian company recently sanctioned by the US Treasury Department for its role in training Iran’s cyber operators. PwC believes Ravin Academy helped train at least some of the members of the Yellow Nix cyber-espionage group. Read more:

Overview: US Treasury sanctions MOIS contractors

As part of a larger sanctions package aimed at the Iranian government for its crackdown against its citizens for taking part in the Mahsa Amini protests, the US Treasury on Wednesday also sanctioned two individuals working as cybersecurity contractors for the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS). Treasury officials said that Farzin Karimi and Seyed Mojtaba Mostafavi, two MOIS members, also founded Ravin Academy, a company that has provided cyber security and hacking training to MOIS recruits. In addition, the US Treasury also imposed sanctions on Sahab Pardaz, an Iranian company that has been contracted by the Iranian regime to perform deep packet inspection (DPI) on internet traffic and help the government censor its citizens’ internet, and especially social media content. Read more: Treasury Sanctions Iranian Officials and Entities Responsible for Ongoing Crackdown on Protests and Internet Censorship

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